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The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

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A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.
May 29, 2013 in Profiles
Mother-Daughter Business-Owners Share How to Balance Their Relationship and Company

Mother-Daughter Business-Owners Share How to Balance Their Relationship and Company

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In honor of Mother's Day, we spoke to a mother and daughter who are running a business together about how they maintain their both their personal and professional relationship.
May 12, 2013 in Family Business
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

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Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?
May 11, 2013 in Human Resources

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

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Ahead of Mother's Day, lessons from managing a family that use can use to manage your employees.
May 10, 2013 in Business Management
Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

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A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.
May 3, 2013 in Franchises
'Kinky Boots,' Musical Mixing Fetish and Family Business, Leads Tony Nominations

'Kinky Boots,' Musical Mixing Fetish and Family Business, Leads Tony Nominations

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The flamboyant new Broadway show about reviving a family shoe business by catering to drag performers today earned 13 Tony nominations.
April 30, 2013 in Family Business
How to Manage the Challenges of a Family Business

How to Manage the Challenges of a Family Business

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Working with your family can present some unique challenges and opportunities. Here are four tips to keep you sane.
March 1, 2013 in Family Business
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

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Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.
February 20, 2013 in Startup Basics
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

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Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
February 15, 2013 in Profiles
How to Really Listen to Your Customers

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

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A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
February 8, 2013 in Marketing Basics
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

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John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
January 21, 2013 in Profiles
A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

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Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
November 24, 2012 in Family Business
Video: Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family BusinessPlay Video

Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family Business (Video)

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The serial entrepreneur talks about his relationship with his father and becoming an entrepreneur.
November 22, 2012 in Family Business
Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

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Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
October 26, 2012 in Franchises
Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

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How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.
September 22, 2012 in Franchises
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

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Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.
September 14, 2012 in Family Business
The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

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Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.
August 30, 2012 in Family Business

6 Tips for Closing the Generation Gap

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Small business experts, Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 11, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How I Raised a Family of Entrepreneurs

How I Raised a Family of Entrepreneurs

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An entrepreneur and father to a brood of business owners talks about bringing up kids to be entrepreneurs.
June 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

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PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.
May 31, 2012 in Success Stories
How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

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Consider these secrets from a fourth generation company for managing a family business.
May 26, 2012 in Family Business
Video: Why You Might Want to Consider Putting Your Children on PayrollPlay Video

Why You Might Want to Consider Putting Your Children on Payroll (Video)

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Accountant Mark Kohler explains how putting your kids to work for your business can result in a sizable, and legal, tax write-off.
April 4, 2012 in Tax Center
Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

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Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?
How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

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Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.
December 2, 2011 in Business Management
How They Became Small-Business Champions

How They Became Small-Business Champions

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Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.
May 20, 2011 in Family Business

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